For Immediate Release
August 21, 2012
AFA Awards Outstanding CAP, JROTC and ROTC Cadets
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the 2012 awards for outstanding cadets from Civil Air Patrol squadrons, ROTC detachments, and Junior ROTC high school units across the nation.
AFA provides the awards materials while each organization identifies their outstanding cadet of the year separately and presents the award to the cadet. Often, a representative from their local AFA chapter is able to participate in the presentation ceremony.
“AFA works closely with these organizations on numerous occasions and continues to witness the great work they carry out, instilling good citizenship and strong leadership in their cadets,” said George Muellner, AFA’s Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. “These awards are for those cadets who have stood apart for their peers, showing outstanding focus, energy and dedication. We congratulate them all.”
“Over a thousand students are rewarded for their exemplary leadership skills each year because of this program,” said David T. “Buck” Buckwalter, Interim President of AFA. “AFA is proud to work with the Civil Air Patrol, ROTC and JROTC to recognize the hard work of cadets across the country.”
For more information on AFA awards, grants and scholarships, contact: Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or LCross@AFA.org.
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